Deep down below

Posted: July 4, 2015 in poetry
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Deep down below
Beneath six feet of loam
Bone on bone on bone
Down with the worms

And midnight’s creatures
Oozing through soil
Ancient stasis of bone on bone
Waiting, waiting, waiting alone

For the holy breath of God
To enliven bone as hard as stone
That holy sacred God-soaked wind
That renders dead bones alive again

Sewing flesh, pumping marrow
Wiping every tear of sorrow
And when this flesh is raised to life
Blood hurtles through new veins

And shadows loom across the plains
Of every man and woman born
Who suffered in a wild world

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Comments
  1. Karen Maddigan says:

    This is amazing Tim. Read it out loud to Paul and he thought so too. So condensed. Each word means everything.

    When are you going to come hang with us? 234 Johnson road Bertram

    x

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  2. thanks Karen–glad you like it…will come see you guys soon– have to work out public transport, will call

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